Addressing the contemporary life of the church from an authentic, ancient Christian point of view.
And the occasional thought on rock and roll.
Hey, that's my God's nature, too, you're slandering. Jesus didn't assume a nature different than ours, he just 'held' it without sinning. I think there is often a temptation for some to except Jesus from the reality of human nature in the way the RCC excepts Mary from it. RCs disagree they do this, as do those that make of Jesus' human nature something other than the nature we hold in singular commonality with him - then and today and forever.
Ah, yes, interesting. Each week in the Lutheran service we say something like "we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean". While it is true that God has assumed our nature it is also true that the fallen nature hangs around our neck and troubles and tortures us all this life long. The longer I am alive the more convinced I am at how real and heavy this yoke of sin is around all of us. So I am a pessimist when it comes to the Old Adam, I suppose.
One of the great articles I have ever read was titled "Why Pessimism is Better than Optimism on a Global Scale"--and I can't find it anywhere. Figures...
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